Objects from sofa pillows to planters are now marketed as brutalist and sold across the nation's souvenir shops. But when an internationally renowned artist such as Carsten Höller feels the need to ride on brutalism's coattails, it's time to stop

Published in Comment

Writing about food has never been so good, or serious, as now. Esther Choi's book of recipes inspired by famous artists and architects, combines fun with thoughtful commentary

Published in Review

The new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum asks plenty of questions about waste and sustainability

Published in Diary
Monday, 21 November 2016 13:34

Waldorf Project: Chapter Three

Peter Smisek enjoyed relinquishing control during an artistic dining experience. But is there anything that architects and designers can learn from this?

Published in Review
Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:00

Creative juicers

By no means a new fad, juice has played a significant role in 20th-century design. Laura Snoad traces its cultural history, from infomercials to the iPad

Published in Features
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 14:36

Al Tun Tun

A Valencian bistro updates the traditional French aesthetic with a light installation of 57 randomly arranged glass globes

Published in News
Thursday, 22 October 2015 00:00

Food packaging: You are what you eat

Over-indulging on food has always been a symbol of wealth and status. But today, it’s not the produce that counts – it’s the packaging

Published in Features
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 00:00

The supermarket of tomorrow

Carlo Ratti Associati’s latest project is the “Future Food District” – a 7,000sq m experimental, working supermarket situated in the heart of Milan’s Expo grounds. David Michon spoke to the designer about how he thinks data and information can enrich the shopping experience

Published in Features
Thursday, 02 July 2015 00:00

Icon 146: Expo

In our August issue, we consider what the world’s fairs represent – looking at this year’s Milan Expo, the 1958 Brussels Expo and a mini-history of fair mascots – as well as visiting OMA’s new Fondazione Prada

Published in Comment
Monday, 23 February 2015 11:56

Arts and Foods

Triennale Design Museum, Milan
9 April – 1 November 2015

Published in Diary
Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

Ferran Adrià

The former El Bulli head chef's sketches are a medium for understanding his own creativity

Published in GALLERY
Monday, 29 September 2014 13:51

Slaughterhouses: Meat is modernism

Slaughterhouses are meant to look anonymous, so rarely is much thought given to their exterior design. Yet those assembly lines of suspended carcasses played a fundamental role in the grisly birth of modern architecture

Published in Features
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 12:47

Icon 104’s cover

French designers Thibault Zimmerman and Lucie Thomas (Zim & Zou) made Icon a neon-coloured paper hamburger for issue 104: The Future of Food. We had to settle on just one shot for the cover, but you can see more photos of their incredible paper-craft creation by clicking here.

Published in NEWS
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:35

Civil Unrest

William Wiles finds a dinner-based exploration of protests and policing hard to swallow (unlike the dreamy dessert).

Published in Review
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:28

Bone Dinner

A Birmingham gallery expertly rehashed the idea of eating as performance.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 15:21

The Pioneers

Exit Art’s history of independent art spaces in New York reignites a lost sense of activism.

Published in Review
Monday, 08 August 2011 11:47

Homemade is Best: Ikea Cookbook

A cookbook that is given away free in Ikea stores in Sweden has become an unlikely hit.

Published in News
Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:23

Conversation: Guixé and Henderson

Conversation between designer Marti Guixé and chef and restaurateur Fergus Henderson.

Published in Features
Thursday, 28 July 2011 15:40

Montreal Design Part 2

Solid soup and edible plates that are worn like jewellery are two of the latest products created by experimental food designer Diane Bisson.

Published in News

This is our list of the people in architecture and design who we feel are shaping the future

Published in Features